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  THIS JUST IN September 2012  



The State of Evidence-Based Practice in US Nurses: Critical Implications for Nurse Leaders and Educators
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, September 2012

Although nurses believe in evidence-based care, barriers remain prevalent, including resistance from colleagues, nurse leaders, and managers. Nurse leaders and educators must provide learning opportunities regarding EBP and facilitate supportive cultures to achieve the Institute of Medicine's 2020 goal that 90% of clinical decisions be evidence-based.

Cochrane Nursing Care Corner: Summaries of Nursing Care–Related Systematic Reviews From the Cochrane Library: Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Versus Aspirin Alone for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, October 2012

Nurses have a key role in the education and support of people with or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It is therefore crucial for nurses to understand the risks and benefits of pharmacological interventions such as antiplatelet drugs for preventing cardiovascular disease.

Research Rounds: To Aspirate Or Not : An Integrative Review Of The Evidence
Nursing2012 Critical Care, September 2012

This article describes how the authors conducted an integrative review to answer a deceptively simple clinical question and discusses the effect of the integrative review results on nursing practice.

Best Practices in Orthopaedic Inpatient Care
Orthopaedic Nursing, July/August 2012 

In this article, the authors describe the implementation of best care practices that combine lower nurse to patient ratios, innovative and effective patient education, and continuous surveillance using novel technology in an orthopaedic unit. Data demonstrate that this multifaceted approach to high-quality orthopaedic care has contributed to better patient outcomes.


AJN’s Evidence-Based Practice Series: Step by Step is now available in an e-reader format for download to a device such as an iPad, Nook, or Kindle. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time!

Don’t miss the newest post on Show Me The Evidence, When Does Gold Become Tarnished: A Case of the Literature on Donor Breast Milk for Preterm Infants—a teachable moment on systematic reviews, by Kathy Russell-Babin, Senior Manager of the Institute for Evidence-Based Care at Meridian Health System.

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